Bernal Heights San Francisco Value

House - Private room · Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Mary And K
Your host, Mary And K
61 Reviews
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Response time: within a few hours

The Space

This room is a clean comfortable bedroom in a 4 bedroom house. It contains a twin bed & trundle bed which can sleep two in separate beds or converts into one king size.. (When booking, please let me know which bed arrangement you prefer.)
Guest bathroom is shared with other guests but not with hosts. Kitchen, Living Room & Dining Room are shared with host family & other guests.
We furnish clean linens. Help yourself to coffee and tea. We leave out a continental breakfast of bread, jam, nutella, fruit, cereal.
We have two guest rooms available and can host up to 4 people at a time. Please see our listing "San Francisco Family Friendly Share" if you are looking for a place for more than 2 people or if you are traveling with children.
Our neighborhood is like a small village in the middle of San Francisco. The shops are small and owned by local business people. We know our neighbors and spend a lot of time outdoors, in the cafes, shops or parks. You will meet mostly locals around here but we love to host visitors.
There are no hotels nearby.
In the heart of Bernal Heights part of San Francisco Mission neighborhood. Near Liberty Cafe, Sand Box Bakery, Vega, Moki's, Red Hill Books, galleries, shopping, restaurants, yoga, massage, library. Muni bus line 24 stops right outside. Take Muni bus to 24th street BART or bring your car, there is plenty of free street parking. No neighborhood parking permits required. No "2 hour parking limits" like in other San Francisco neighborhoods.
We sleep in the back of the house and use a separate entrance so this is a perfect place to rest and revive after a long trip.
Our cat, Coco does not go in the bedrooms.
There is absolutely NO SMOKING anywhere on the property, indoors or out!!
We don't have TV or Cable but we offer free wireless internet.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $545 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • As usual Mary and K know how to welcome people! It's always a pleasure to stay in their home.

    November 2013
  • The room is clean and the beds are comfortable! The apartment is located in a nice neighbourhood, with lots of eating places nearby and bernal hill is just a 5min (no doubt uphill!) jog from the apartment. View from the hill is lovely =) we look forward to coming back every night to the cosy apartment.

    November 2013
  • This was my first experience with AirBnB. And it was fantastic! Mary and K turned out to be very kind hosts and interesting people to talk to. They suggested interesting sightseeing routes and informed about the public transport. The room was extremely cosy and neat. The bed was appropriately comfortable and the bay window was just fabulous. Breakfast always awaited me in the kitchen. The neighbourhood is very pleasant, packed with nice coffees, restaurants and galleries. It looks like a small town in the middle of large city. However, it is definitely too far from the city centre to walk. You should take public transport which is more than decent. Nonetheless, the atmosphere of the neighbourhood and the room at Mary and K's is absolutely worth a little longer ride.

    October 2013
  • If you haven't stayed in Bernal Heights you are missing a fantastic neighbourhood! We lucked out on booking the weekend of their street Fiesta, turning the main Street outside of our window into a pedestrian fair of fund raisers for community projects. Three blocks full of clothing, jewellery, foods and entertainment but mostly the feel of neighbours caring about each other came shining through.
    Mary was a very generous host with her time and her coffee and fridge contents! :) her daughter Olivia is a delight and an aspiring baker who was also quick to share... Anything except her secret recipes! We were given excellent advice on where to eat, park, and shop for toothbrushes and guitars.
    The room was equipped with 5-star amenities: bath robes, slippers, desk and chairs. Heater, extra pillows, and Chocolates:) The king size bed made out of two twins is getting pretty sway-backed on each mattress but the comforters were great.
    Bars get out pretty late (or early AM, I should say) but if you travel with earplugs like I always do then there's no problem. Hosts stay at a separate private end to the house and shared only the kitchen with us and the other rented bedroom across the hall from us so privacy was plentiful.
    Such a huge improvement from our first Airbnb experience. This is one to judge all other stays against!

    October 2013
    Mary And K
    Response from Mary And K:

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful and detailed description of our home and the neighborhood. We hope you can return and stay longer next time. I checked out the mattresses after reading your sway-backed description and was totally surprised to find that you are right. Surprising because the mattresses are only five months old. Lesson learned! Bargain mattresses might not be much of a bargain. We are replacing the mattresses (again) this weekend with better quality mattresses.

    October 2013
  • Our one week stay with Mary and Kingmond and Olivia was perfect. They are a welcoming family who enjoy sharing their home with travelers. It was our home away from home that allowed us to relax during our vacation in San Francisco. The accommodations were as described; modern and very clean. The bus across the street made it easy to go downtown by public transit.

    October 2013
  • Lovely room in a nice house, in a cute neighborhood, run by a very nice family. Great experience overall.

    October 2013
  • Great location, space and people.
    Thx, Mary and K.

    September 2013
  • Great place to stay, very comfortable. Room looked like on pictures and was very clean. Mary is a great host and is prepared for a lot of things the guests might need (e.g. separete fridge, smoothing iron, great organic breakfast, wifi,..)
    Bus stop is right arround the corner, free parking in the streets arround possible.

    Thanks for everything.

    September 2013
  • Everything was perfect! It was our first airbnb experience and we appreciate it so much! The place was in a cool district next to a grocery store, near to nice restaurants and a few minutes by walking to bus. Mary and K were really helpfull to us! The breakfast was also really complete with bread, cereal and fresh fruit every morning :)

    Really the best place in San Francisco!

    September 2013
  • I'd like to thank Mary and Kaymond for my favourite airbnb stay, so far! I liked the neighbourhood and the house very much! Everything was very, very clean and nice furnished. Every detail was really thoughtful and Mary's Breakfast was fantastic. Mary and Kaymond are the perfect hosts!

    September 2013
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City College of San Francisco, The New Actors Workshop New York, UC Berkeley
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I live with my husband & daughter. We love San Francisco and love to host travelers. We have met wonderful people from all over the world by hosting them here in our home. We are quiet and prefer to have quiet respectful guests. Check out our property "San Francisco Family Friendly Share" if you are traveling with children or need a place for more than two people. Our interests include photography & the performing arts.
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